Do you have interesting historic photographs tucked away in shoeboxes and albums? For the Indiana Bicentennial in 2016, the Indiana Album Project seeks to borrow, scan, catalog, and share historic photographs from throughout the state. Two of the scan-a-thons will be held in
Beech Grove on Monday, March 16, 2015.
From 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. lenders may bring their images to the
Elton H. Geshwiller Senior Center at 602 Main Street.
In the evening between 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., bring photographs to the
Beech Grove Public Library at 1102 Main Street.
Reservations are recommended. Contact Tom Wade at email@example.com or (317) 721-4866 to schedule a time.
Lenders are encouraged to bring photographs from all eras and locations throughout Indiana. Images desired include photographs, postcards, or illustrations of houses, farms, businesses, schools, churches, bands, organizations, architecture, street scenes, transportation, or interesting people (including portraits of prominent or residents, daguerreotypes or tintypes of early pioneers, people participating in activities, or great snapshots of everyday life).
Volunteers help lenders fill out registration forms as scanning technicians make high-resolution digital images. All photographs are immediately returned to the owners. The scans and catalog information will be made available to the students, historians, and the general public via Indiana Memory, a database of the Indiana State Library.
Learn how to submit your own scans by contacting Joan Hostetler, Project Director, at (317) 771-4129 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow along or help identify mystery photographs on the Indiana Album Facebook page.